Tag: South Dakota

ACE launches Flex Check E15 tool for fuel marketers

ACE launches Flex Check E15 tool for fuel marketers

September 17, 2020 |

In South Dakota, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) launched a tool on its fuel-marketer focused flexfuelforward.com website to provide retailers with a free way to check if their equipment is already E15 compatible. Available 24/7, the “Flex Check” E15 compatibility tool will arm retailers with the confidence and information they need to make a […]

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South Dakota ethanol leaders make push for “E30 by 2030 Nationwide”

South Dakota ethanol leaders make push for “E30 by 2030 Nationwide”

August 10, 2020 |

In South Dakota, in a Rapid City Journal ad, a Sioux Falls Argus Leader editorial, and a letter to Governor Kristi Noem, South Dakota ethanol leaders said that a transition to “E30 by 2030 Nationwide” would more than double the corn ethanol’s contribution to the state’s economic activity—to $8 billion per year—while saving urban Americans […]

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POET scaling up industrial alcohol production at two biorefineries

POET scaling up industrial alcohol production at two biorefineries

August 3, 2020 |

In South Dakota, POET is scaling up production of industrial and beverage-grade alcohol at two biorefineries. This will help meet growing demand due to market changes from COVID-19 while creating a new domestic market to boost the ag economy. Industrial alcohol is a fundamental component of products such as cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer. POET […]

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ACE expresses disappointment for EPA’s failure to issue final 2020 RVO rule

ACE expresses disappointment for EPA’s failure to issue final 2020 RVO rule

July 2, 2020 |

In South Dakota, American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO expressed his disappointment in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for taking no action to follow through on ACE’s request to issue an interim final rule by July 1 to increase the Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) for 2020 to the percentage necessary to ensure that the full […]

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Glacial Lakes Energy to keep producing ethanol despite falling demand

Glacial Lakes Energy to keep producing ethanol despite falling demand

April 27, 2020 |

In South Dakota, AgWeek reports that Glacial Lakes Energy is determined to keep producing ethanol despite the drop in demand but has reduced its run rates at its four ethanol plants by 80%-90%. The four facilities’ total annual production is 350 million gallons. The coop says corn farmers depend on it to keep their buy […]

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POET to idle 330MG of ethanol production across four facilities and delays Shelbyville

POET to idle 330MG of ethanol production across four facilities and delays Shelbyville

April 7, 2020 |

In South Dakota, POET announced it will idle production at its bioprocessing facilities in Chancellor, S.D., Ashton, Iowa, and Coon Rapids, Iowa, and delay the start-up of its new plant in Shelbyville, Ind., as producers across the United States continue to grapple with the economic fallout of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. On an annualized basis, […]

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Brightmark announces another RNG project, this time in South Dakota

Brightmark announces another RNG project, this time in South Dakota

February 17, 2020 |

In California, Brightmark, a San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, announced that it has signed a manure supply agreement with two South Dakota dairy companies, Boadwine Farms, Inc. and Mooody County Dairy Limited Partnership, to capture methane produced by nearly 12,000 dairy cows and heifers and convert it into renewable natural gas. The project […]

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Glacial Lakes Energy finalizes purchase of Advanced BioEnergy ethanol plants

Glacial Lakes Energy finalizes purchase of Advanced BioEnergy ethanol plants

December 25, 2019 |

In South Dakota, local radio reports that Glacial Lakes Energy has finalized its purchase of the ethanol plants formerly owned by Advanced BioEnergy in Aberdeen and Huron for $47.5 million, a deal first announced in August, bring Glacial Lakes’ total installed production capacity to 350 million gallons across four facilities. Though the deal was expected […]

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POET gifts $2 million to SDSU’s precision ag facility

POET gifts $2 million to SDSU’s precision ag facility

December 18, 2019 |

In South Dakota, POET announced a $2 million gift for construction of the precision agriculture facility at South Dakota State University (SDSU). POET and SDSU have a strong history of collaboration on innovative research projects and training the next generation to use agriculture to solve the world’s most pressing issues, like climate change. POET is […]

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ACE calls on EPA to implement Trump’s biofuel promises

ACE calls on EPA to implement Trump’s biofuel promises

November 27, 2019 |

In South Dakota, American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its proposed supplemental rulemaking to the 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). ACE CEO Brian Jennings detailed three areas in which the proposal falls short in ACE’s written comments, including the proposed rule (1) does […]

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